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James Hagler

March 14, 1961 — September 23, 2021

James Hagler

James Henry “Hank” Hagler, age 60, of Northport, AL, passed away September 23, 2021 in Columbus, MS. Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Magnolia Chapel North.

He was preceded in death by his father, Duffy Hagler; mother, Charlene Hagler; sister, Alice Hagler; and stepmother, Jo Hagler.

Survivors include his wife, Debby LaFoy Hagler, Northport, AL; daughter, Angie Turner (Scott), Northport, AL; sons, Adam Wallace (Amy), Luke Hagler, Logan Hagler (Jessie), and Garrett Hagler, all of Northport, AL; sisters, Janice Hagler, Northport, AL and Valerie Kempken (Dan) AZ; brothers, John Hagler (Stephanie) Northport, AL; brother-in-law, Eddie LaFoy (Linda) Buhl, AL; sister-in-law, Lisa Shields Tommy) Northport, AL; nephews, Daniel Broyles (Christi), Victor Broyles (Heather), L.J. Hagler (Ashlie), Ryan LaFoy, Matthew Shields (Breanna), and Andrew Shields, all of Northport, AL; nieces, Meagan LaFoy and Faith Shields, Northport, AL; and 14 grandchildren.

Hank was a loving Husband, Father, and Pawpaw. His family was his world. In his Northside High School days, he was the first male cheerleader. As life went on, he became a prize-winning bronco rodeo rider, which he loved doing. Then after that, he enjoyed his job as an offshore tuna fisherman. He then met and married his wife, Debby, of over 30 years and promised they’d grow old together. They had 3 great sons, along with Debby’s other 2 children that he loved as his own, and 14 grandkids. He then followed in his Uncle and Daddy’s footsteps and became a millwright. Hank was extremely talented in his trade for over 32 years. He especially enjoyed hunting, riding his grandkids around in the Kubota, and he loved his Auburn Tigers. He never met a stranger and could always carry on the conversation.

Honorary Pallbearers: OneX Industrial Construction. Casey McElroy, Chris Tynan, Vance Blaire, Shane Walker, Tim Henry, Shane Donaldson, Pierre Fournier, Betty Fields, Heidi Deese, Rice’s Valley Baptist Church, Bro. Sam & Sandy Delaney, Brian & Gina Latham, Kerry Card, Yates & Company, Amec. Inc., Helix Systems, Ken Olive, Stanley Logan, Frankie Logan, Uncle Martin Hagler, and Jeff Hagler.

In lieu of flowers: Glut1 Deficiency Foundation, in honor of his grandson, Will Hagler.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North

Hwy 69 N, AL 35546

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